The challenges that low-income families face to find work, afford food and shelter, care for their children and deal with unexpected problems played out Wednesday in a poverty simulation conducted by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Tom Fisher, certified personal trainer at StudioWest Fitness, demonstrates exercises you can do at home in this video. These are exercises that you can do without special equipment, such as dumbbells or weight machines, which can help you get physically fit even if you do not belong to a gym.
Sheila Tapscott, group exercise program director at FitClub, explains how group fitness can be a way to receive support from others in starting a workout routine.
Q. Why do group fitness?A. What I think is great about it is the social aspect, the energy you get from your fellow classmates. It is the easiest way to get motivated and receive encouragement from others. It can also be fun with classes that incorporate dancing and music.
Alex Garcia, certified personal trainer at FitClub South, provides advice in this Q and A on putting strength training into your workout routine.
Q. What is strength training?A. Strength training is progressive movement of resistance and can involve working out using tubing, cables, weights, machines, and dumbbells.
Hundreds of workers in scrubs and lab coats watched from surrounding buildings Wednesday as a young St. John's Hospital patient and several hospital officials took turns at the controls of a huge backhoe to kick off the Springfield hospital's $172.4 million renovation project.
Alex Garcia, certified personal trainer at FitClub South, provides advice on how to start to get fit through exercise.
Q. What to start out with first?A. First, check with your doctor to know what you can safely do in exercising.
TODD SMITH: I learned about importance of exercise when it comes to dieting and losing weight in our most recent "Eat Well-Be Well" class at the Center for Living at the Prairie Heart Institute.
Tricia Cross, FitClub South and West fitness director, said that exercise can help you lose weight faster. Cross was the guest speaker for the class that day.